Major Upgrades for Oakleigh
and Huntingdale Train Stations
The latest Andrews Labor Government Budget has provided significant funding for upgrades to Oakleigh and Huntingdale Train Stations. $10 million has been allocated for works at Oakleigh, while $4 million will go towards Huntingdale.
These announcements build upon the already committed $7.6 million for the Huntingdale Bus Interchange and car park improvements. Works on this project are set to commence shortly.
The works at Oakleigh Train Station will include new lifts to the platforms and a re-grade of existing ramps. Huntingdale Train Station will become more accessible, including DDA compliant ramps.
Oakleigh Train Station has been in need of work for many years. And while there have been some minor upgrades to Huntingdale Train Station in recent years, this plan will enable much better accessibility for all commuters.
Over the last 2 years, I’ve spoken to many residents regarding the condition of both Oakleigh and Huntingdale Train Stations.
As a direct result of these discussions, I’ve regularly met with the Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Treasurer Tim Pallas regarding both these projects.
Minister Allan has previously visited the Huntingdale site to announce the Huntingdale Bus Interchange. And in December last year, I also had the opportunity to visit Huntingdale Station again with the Premier Daniel Andrews.
It was fantastic to see that the latest budget reflected the ideas and needs of our local community. Both Oakleigh and Huntingdale Stations are amongst the busiest on the Metro train network and these works will greatly improve these gateways to our community.
These upgrades are an important part of this Government’s commitment to improving the Cranbourne/Pakenham train line. Along with the 9 level crossing removals on this line, we’re building five new train stations and creating significant amounts of new open space.